Unedited Shiraz 2018

Tasting Note

Deep purple-red. Primary aromas of dark blackberry and plum are highlighted by nuances of heritage roses, espresso and 5 spice. The full-bodied palate overflows with earthy, dark, berry fruit. Chewy fruit tannins and mineral elements add savoury notes to this complex, single-site, estate Shiraz.

* No animal products are used in the production of this wine.


  • Orora Closures Trophy, Best 2018 or older Shiraz - 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Wine Communicators, SA Chapter, Trophy, Best Shiraz - 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Best Pre-2019 Shiraz - 2022 Winewise Championships
  • 2019 NZ International Wine Show, class 18a
  • 2019 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 12, (95pts)
  • 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 31 (97 pts)
  • 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, class 37
  • 2021 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
  • 2019 National Wine Show of Australia, class 24 (91 pts)
  • 2020 International Wine Challenge, UK (91pts)
  • 2020 Royal Perth Wine Awards, class 27
  • 2021 Royal Perth Wine Awards, class 28 (93 pts)
98 pts:
  • Winestate's World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge XVI
92 pts:
  • 2021 Halliday Australian Wine Companion


McLaren Vale


100% Block E, Davey Estate Shiraz





Titratable Acidity

7.0 g/L

Geology Note - Block E Shiraz, to the east of the historic 1860’s barn on the Davey Estate, has for years provided a valuable and unique component of the Shingleback reserve wines. The block sits astride the boundary of two geologies; the southern 10% on the alluvial fan clay, sand and gravel (Christies Beach Formation) that is washed from the Willunga escarpment, and the northern 90% on grey and red calcrete mottled alluvial clay (Ngaltinga Formation). The soil transitions from red clay at the very southern end to grey-black, self-mulching clay for the majority of the block. These unusually well drained, heavy clays produce full bodied, textured, and richly flavoured Shiraz. From this superior block a small section is selected for subtle (“unedited”) crafting and maturation that pays homage to the fruit and the soil from which it comes.
Ned Goodwin
Halliday Wine Companion 2021

Opaque, as expected. While the structural attributes are a bit obtuse, the fruit compensates across a lavish robe of saturated dark cherry and damson plum notes. Hints of Asian five spice and floral aromas lend to the salubrious equation. The oak is vanilla pod and bourbon spice.

92 pts
World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge XVI
Winestate Magazine

The nose projects aromas of blackberry fruit with vibrant layers of dark fruit flavour, well balanced by the oak with just a hint of citrus peel and tannins building across the palate.

98 pts
Huon Hooke

Very deep, dark, dense colour, almost glass-staining, star anise, sundry berries and chocolate, eucalyptus forest floor aromas, earthy, the wine is essency and deeply concentrated, superripe and plush. Sensitive use of oak. Inky wine. Thick and dense and gets away with it.

95/100 Top Rank